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A historic Atlantic hurricane season?

A historic Atlantic hurricane season?

In the last newsletter, I wrote about the upcoming hurricane season and the potential effects of a developing El Nino pattern in the Pacific. Now we are further along in the hurricane season here in the first half of August, and strengthening El Nino conditions are present across most of the equatorial Pacific.

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El Nino and the 2015 hurricane season

El Nino and the 2015 hurricane season

It’s June, and the hurricane seasons of the central and eastern Pacific and the Atlantic have officially begun.

Sticks and stones ... but words can never hurt me?

Sticks and stones ... but words can never hurt me?

Everyone has heard the old saying, but in fact words can — if not properly understood — lead to unfortunate consequences on the water.

Wrapping up hurricane season

Wrapping up hurricane season

Hurricane season officially ended for the Atlantic and the eastern and central Pacific at the end of November. The season was a study in contrasts across these three regions, which are under the purview of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.

Preparing for storms at sea

Preparing for storms at sea

If we have time to prepare and a lot of sea room, Nine of Cups, our Liberty 458 cutter, handles the rough weather pretty well

Rallies and weather

I recently become aware of a blog post by John Harries on his Attainable Adventure Cruising website, and thought I should contribute to what has been an excellent and spirited discussion about sailing rallies in the fall.

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